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    Books I Might Actually Read in 2009 (First Draft)

    A great book should leave you
    with many experiences,
    and slightly exhausted at the end.
    You live several lives while reading it.
    ~ William Styron

    If I focus on reading more books, I read more books. How about you? Is there a pile of books you have been meaning to read, a list on tattered paper, a library hold queue?

    The 2009 List of Contenders

    First draft, no particular order.


    Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (Lamott)

    Letters of Ayn Rand (Rand)

    Living the Creative Life (Freeman-Zachery)

    A Weekend to Change Your LIfe (Anderson)

    Note to Self: On Keeping a Journal and Other Dangerous Pursuits (O'Shea)

    To-Do List: From Buying Milk to Finding a Soul Mate, What Our Lists Reveal About Us (Cagen)

    Life is a Verb: 37 Days to Wake Up, Be Mindful, and Live Intentionally (Digh) ~ Check out author Patty Digh's site.

    An Illustrated Life: Drawing Inspiration from the Private Sketchbooks of Artists, Illustrators and Designers (Gregory)

    Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life (Csikszentmihalyi)


    The Yiddish Policemen's Union (Chabon)

    The Middle Place (Corrigan) ~ Author Kelly Corrigan's intense essay "Transcending: Words on Women and Strength" has been going through my mind for days.

    The Wind in the Willows (Grahame)

    The Stone Raft (Saramago)

    Amsterdam (McEwan)

    Transfer of Power (Flynn)

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